Renata Ticha, PhD

Institute on Community Integration
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
2025 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: 612-624-5776
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: May 17, 2022


Leadership Administrative Staff: Director of Global Disability Rights and Inclusion
Primary Activity Coordinators: Research Director
Specialty Resource Contacts: Global Disability Issues
Discipline(s): Education/Special Education
Educational Psychology
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership
Research: Research methodology, data analysis, assessments and interventions development and evaluation


Renáta Tichá, PhD, is a Research Associate and a Principal Investigator at the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota. She received a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Minnesota in Educational Psychology with emphasis on special education. She currently works as a co-PI on two federally funded Research and Training Centers (RTC; Community Living and HCBS Outcome Measurement). She coordinated two longitudinal randomized control trials in the previous RTC cycle with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Active Support Interventions and Their Effect on Increased Participation of Persons with Severe Impairments and on Developing Exemplary Practices to Support Self-Determination of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. Prior to working on the current grant-funded projects, Dr. Tichá worked as a grant coordinator on the Research Institute for Progress Monitoring (OSEP) to create general outcome measures for students with significant cognitive disabilities and for the Demonstrating Progress Monitoring project (OSEP) examining the impact of school-wide Response to Intervention implementation. Dr. Tichá has developed a line of research in analyzing the National Core Indicators Survey datasets to examine factors associated with outcomes for adults with IDD. She is currently the PI on a federally funded Field Initiated Projects Program: National Core Indicators: Advance Exploration of Factors Affecting Quality of Life Outcomes of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities. Dr. Tichá is a co-Principal Investigator on two international projects involving children and youth with and without disabilities with India and Russia.